Skype is one of my favorite things. It allows me to see my parents and friends while they are abroad.
This past Sunday I was able to skype with my parents and a family friend while they were having dinner. Although I love it here on The Hill sometimes I do get homesick. By being able to skype I am able to see my parents and this tends to help.
I also was able to skype one of my friends while she is abroad in Budapest. As she told me about her recent adventures I was able to share stories with her about what was going on on campus as well.
I remember trying to skype one of my friends while I was abroad. We could not get the connection to last longer then five minutes to save our lives. Although we talked to five minutes then hung out and called again and again and again we still were able to talk and hear about what was going on with each other.
What I am trying to say is that if you are going far away from home or looking to study abroad but are afraid of missing everyone to much there is a solution. Skype has helped me and several of my friends and I strongly suggest everyone gets one before coming to college.
Hope everyone has a great day!